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Cholesterol and dominance rank in the Cayo Santiago macaques.
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PMID:  3671659     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The relationship between serum total cholesterol (STC) and social dominance rank was investigated in adult (greater than or equal to 5 year old) males of a single, naturally-formed free-ranging troop of rhesus monkeys (Macaca mulatta) on Cayo Santiago, Puerto Rico. Dominance rank, age and body weight were not correlated with STC, nor was rank correlated with age or body weight. The mean (+/- 1 SD) STC was 154.0 +/- 27.0 mg/dl. Seven of the 34 males sampled had STC levels (189.1 +/- 4.3 mg/dl) greater than 1 SD above the mean for all males. These monkeys did not differ significantly in age or body weight from each other or the remaining males in the study, but 5 of the 7 monkeys with high STC were high-ranking in the group and 7 of 8 monkeys with STC (115.6 +/- 5.8 mg/dl) 1 SD or more below the mean for all males were low-ranking. The difference was significant (p less than .05, Fisher's Exact Test).
R G Rawlins; M J Kessler
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Puerto Rico health sciences journal     Volume:  6     ISSN:  0738-0658     ISO Abbreviation:  P R Health Sci J     Publication Date:  1987 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-12-04     Completed Date:  1987-12-04     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8303541     Medline TA:  P R Health Sci J     Country:  PUERTO RICO    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  89-93     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Rush Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center, Chicago, IL 60612.
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MeSH Terms
Behavior, Animal
Cholesterol / blood*
Macaca / blood*
Macaca mulatta / blood*
Social Dominance*
Stress, Physiological / physiopathology
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